The "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean" float in honor of the visiting football team from Columbia University was entered by the Pasadena Parks and Playgrounds Department. Catherine Wollam, Pasadena City College student, as Miss Columbia, stands at the wheel of the ship. The float won the Pasadena challenge trophy for which only Pasadena entrants competed. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
Close-up view of the "Peacock" float in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the queen, Marjorie Wise, with Betty Service and Gene Beerkle, maids in waiting seated in a pagoda-like structure at the back. Outwalkers carrying bouquets of roses, dressed as peacocks and attached to the float with pink ribbons. The photograph was taken on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the Rose Parade.
The "Fairyland" float featuring a large 16 foot basket of roses in a garden with mushrooms and inhabited by four fairies and four elves. The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. A radio broadcaster platform covered in greenery is visible on the right.
"Mexico's Fairyland" float with a band of 6 musicians (4 men and 12 women) and a woman dancer (seated in the center front row) perform on the float in front of a Mexican style tower. On the side of the float is a flora sign reading: Agua Caliente / Old Mexico.
Dorothy Edwards, Queen of the tournament, seated on a floral butterfly throne beneath a floral canopy with her fairy attendants Eleanor Braden, Joyce Dunkerly, Norma Hassler and Jeanne Thomson. Three fairy outwalkers stand next to the float which is passing the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Lake Arrowhead winter sports float with a sleigh drawn by 3 reindeer with float riders in sports costumes, including Norma Lee, Evelyn Gaylord, Madelyn O'Keefe, Moree Herring, Joan Gaylord and Eleanor Grace. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "Hoover Dam" float drawn by 3 white horses with signs reading: "Plenty of Water for Our Next Olympiad," and "Raymond Hotel," and "Hoover Dam." The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Golden Gate Bridge" float with a replica of the bridge with the Marin and San Francisco shores on either side and 7 ships. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard. The float was entered by the city of San Francisco.
View of the "California Raisin Day" float with an enthroned queen, Helen MacKenzie, in a lush garden of Easter lilies, daisies, gladioli and other flowers. The float, entered by the city of Fresno, is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The "A Dream of Commercial Progress" float was entered by the city of Los Angeles. It featured a floral globe with continents beneath an arch-shaped floral sign reading" Los Angeles. Two young women in gowns stand on the float.
View of a maiden (Ellen Collins) sleeping in a bed of roses on the "A Child's Dream" float, with a princess (Katherine Collins) and castle in the background. The float was entered by the city of Anaheim.
Elks Lodge marching band with a banner partially reading "...Lodge...B. P." followed by a float in the form of an Uncle Sam hat the Drummer Boys of '61 portrayed by G.A.R. veterans riding inside the hat.
Floral football field with 2 goal posts, a giant football and 2 visible float riders. The float was entered by the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
The "Carnation" float features a gigantic milk bottle, nine feet high, constructed of white and cream colored carnations, with a tiny fairy queen seated on top. The float is drawn by a champion 8-horse Percheron team and was entered by the Carnation milk company.
Floral birds pulling a float with a large globe in the center and three floral parasols above platforms at the back providing shade for 2 visible maidens. Atop the globe is a uniformed man with "Adore" (probably for Adore Dairy) written on the back of his shirt. The float is on a reidential street, probably Orange Grove Blvd.
Described as a red sea monster in the Los Angeles Times parade review, the creature appears to be a lobster standing guard over "Captain Kid's Treasure Chest." The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard. The float, entered by the city of Ventura, was designed and constructed by nonprofessionals.
Sail boat float rendered in pompoms with a sail of white sweet peas. The initials W.C.T.U. (Women's Christian Temperance Union) appear above the emblem at the back of the float and the riders are Lily C. Richardson, county president, and Blanche Kimell, treasurer. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Olympic Games theme float with 1 man, 3 women and 2 boys in Grecian costume with 2 fluted columns amidst the flowers and greenery at the back of the float. The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole on the right.
Float representing the rock pinnacles of Cathedral Gorge in Nevada. Dressed as Indian maidens and seated amidst desert plants at the base of the pinnacle are Betty Lloyd and Mary Reed. The float was entered by the city of Caliente, Nevada and is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The Board of Education automobile with at least 4 riders is blanketed in flowers with a sun-burst backdrop behind the back seat. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the Pasadena Board of Directors in a flower-covered automobile. Eight men in formal attire including top hats ride in the car. The view was taken at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The float of the Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, features a large Russian Firebird composed of yellow chrysanthemums and lavender sweet peas at the front and three Russian mosques with domes covered in yellow pompoms at the back, behind the queen's throne. The queen is accompanied by six attendants (Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts) and three outwalkers in gowns and veils are also visible. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
On the city of Monrovia float a woman dressed as the goddess Aphrodite holding the reins of a floral outboard motorboat driven by Loretta Trumbull, an outboard motor champion. Another young woman sits next to Aphrodite and ten outwalkers, young boys in costume, are also visible. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The American Legion Post No. 13 float features an Olympic Games theme with a young woman in a gown holding a sword and a torch [?] and a large central chalice with flowers [representing flames in a torch?]
Queen Titania, Esther Ruth, in a white satin gown with a lavender veil and with floral wings 10 feet high and 15 feet wide, with one of her fairies seated next to her. The float was entered by the city of Altadena.
A young woman in Grecian costume places a wreath on a victorious Greek athlete on a floral platform framed by four Olympic torches on the San Jose Fiesta de las Rosas Association float. Two additional women ride the float, which is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Two float outwalkers dressed as peacocks in front of the "Peacock" entered by the city of Long Beach and seen on a residential side street before the start of the Rose Parade. The float has a large floral peacock at the front, a fountain with white swans drinking in the middle and a pagoda-like structure at the back.
"Rock of Ages" float surmounted by a cross and 2 children dressed as angels, and drawn by 2 white donkeys. A woman dressed in a white Biblical costume seeking peace and refuge walks next to the donkeys. The float, designed by Col. William H. Gooding, was entered by the Salvation Army.
Young woman, seen from the waist up, in the costume of the country of Holland [?] with a white headdress and an enormous floral skirt and apron possibly, transported by an automobile within the skirt. The float, entered by the Pomona Valley Camp Fire Girls, is seen passing the Goodhue Flagpole in the center of the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.